Pro3000 is Valparís latest generation of computer software. It features a high degree of integration, a modern Windows interface and a modular design. The modules can be purchased individually to build the exact system you want, and new modules can be added at any time. Pro3000 modules are self-contained, producing useful information on their own, and each module is part of the overall system with access to data from other modules.
The Wage and Employment Database provides wage and employment data from DOL sources. Data is provided for each state as well as 350+ MSAs (metropolitan service areas). This module also includes a database of 700+ occupational clusters by OES code. Each entry has an associated Worker Qualifications Profile. The database can be searched using client profile data from Pro3000 assessment modules.
O*Net provides direct access to the Department of Labor's O*NET database. The database can be searched using a client skills-profile and it provides O*NET information to other modules.
The Competencies Database maintains up-to-date competency lists for jobs and training programs. Complete competency lists for 140 DOT jobs are included, using over 15,000 individual competencies. You can also create your own lists, print checklists for various applications and track individuals through training programs.
The Work Sample Scorer is used to automatically score individual Valpar Component Work Samples and combine the results of several Work Samples. The results are available to other modules. There is also a provision to define your own work samples and norm groups.
The Local Job Database provides the Revised Handbook for Analyzing Jobs (RHAJ) on the computer. The methodology detailed in the RHAJ is the same used by the U.S. Department of Labor to create the Dictionary of Occupational Titles and formed the basis for the O*NET. This module provides three ways to easily use the RHAJ job-task analysis method to fully describe local jobs, including a full DOT profile and a job description, and save them in a database that can be searched by any combination of factors.
The System Manager is the hub of the system. It provides a customizable database of people, with the ability to conduct searches of the database, and housekeeping functions, such as back up and system diagnostics.
The Career Planner is used to explore occupational clusters based on over 500 SOC codes. Three searches are done simultaneously - one to find occupations for which the evaluee is currently qualified, one to find occupations for which the evaluee would qualify with a small amount of improvement, and one to indicate possible occupations upon successful completion of an educational or training program.
COMPASS (Computerized Assessment)DISCONTINUED uses adaptive testing techniques for on-computer subtests, as well as several specialized Work Samples, to measure a personís knowledge and skills. COMPASS testing is criterion-referenced to the RHAJ, so its results can be compared directly to jobs in the DOT Database, or to training program requirements or local job requirements as defined in the Local Database module. COMPASS measures the three GED factors and all eleven Aptitude factors of the DOT.
COMPASS Lite is a shortened version of Valpar's Computerized Assessment module. COMPASS Lite does the same academic and cognitive skill testing as COMPASS but eliminates the time consuming work samples that are used to assess physical skills. This module is a good choice when testing speed is important.
The DOT Database is the most current version of the Dictionary of Occupational Titles on a computer. It contains the job titles and DOT factor levels for over 12,500 jobs in the U.S. Economy. This module allows you to conduct very rapid searches of the database and write reports about the results. In addition, it makes DOT information available to all other modules.
The DOT Job Descriptions module is a companion module to the DOT Database. It provides the full job description for each job in the DOT Database. It is equivalent to the DOT published by the Department of Labor, which contains about 950 pages of job descriptions, equivalent to over 10 million characters.
The OOH Database provides access to the most current version of the Occupational Outlook Handbook, which contains a wealth of information about several hundred careers. Available data includes training requirements, employment outlook, wage information, and sources of additional information.
The PET module uses a self-report questionnaire to determine a personís ability levels for Physical Demands, Environmental Conditions, and work related Temperaments. It also gathers information about a personís desires to work under various conditions.
The Spatial/Nonverbal module assesses the highest levels of Spatial Aptitude and Nonverbal Reasoning. There are two booklet exercises, each requiring about 20 minutes. Scoring is done by the computer and the results are available to other Pro3000 modules.
The TECO (Test Conversion) module accepts scores from many standardized tests, including ABLE, CAAT, CAPS, COPS, DAT, GATB, Gates-McGinitie, TABE, Woodcock-Johnson, and WRAT, and converts them to DOT profile levels. It will also calculate a composite profile from the results of several tests.
Work History is used to develop a DOT profile for an individual based on the jobs that the person has held. Job information can be automatically extracted from the DOT module, the COMPASS module, or the Local Job Database module. A composite profile of transferable skills is generated, which can be limited by medical or evaluation results.
The Pictorial Interest Survey module provides two ways - forced choice and ranking - to assess interests, both based on the 12 categories of the Guide for Occupational Exploration. Each survey presents a series of occupational pictures with short descriptions. The evaluee makes a decision about each and the computer totals the results to produce a bar graph of relative strength for each interest area. This module offers an audio option.
SUS (Software Update Service) is an inexpensive way to keep your Pro3000 software up-to-date. You are guaranteed at least one update per year, which provides all software enhancements, bug fixes, and manual changes. If the DOT, SOC, OOH, or Census databases change, youíre covered!
Windows NT/2000 compatible
(Windows NT workstations do not support COMPASS Controls)
Novell (3.x and 4.x) compatible